Written and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke (The World, Still Life), "one of the best and most important directors in the world" (Richard Brody, The New Yorker), this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four characters, each living in different provinces, who are driven to violent ends.
"A bitter, brutal, often brilliant exploration of violence and corruption in contemporary China." -- Jon Frosch, The Atlantic
"This was one film that I gladly wished was longer. It's the best omnibus in quite some time." -- Kent Turner, FilmForward.com
"The horizon-stretching scenery, shimmeringly captured by cinematographer Yu Lik-Wai, will make you draw breath, in awe but also fear." -- Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"A tragedy with elements of pulpy action and black comedy..." - Dennis Lim, LA Times
Directed by Jia Zhangke
Produced by Shozo Ichiyama